Category Finishing & Effects

Finishing for airy results

Anyone who irons shirts regularly can only dream of this: a shirt finisher that makes this task completely superfluous. Even the cuffs look flawless. Kirsten Rein Read more...

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A digital way to sustainable clothing

Resource-saving and sustainable clothing manufacture is not possible without digitisation. Software solutions and smart systems make supply chains more transparent and utilise the latent potential for making improvements at all stages of production. Sabine Anton-Katzenbach Read more...

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What became of ….?

In 2017, the Swedish firm Coloreel won the Texprocess Innovation Award in the ‘New Technology’ category for their instant-dyeing process for textile yarns used in industrial embroidery. How bright and colourful has life been, then, for the innovative Swedish company in the two years since then? Ronny Eckert Read more...

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Washday

Washday, when, once a month, kilos of dirty washing would have to be boiled, trampled, swung, rinsed and wrung, was not something that people particularly looked forward to in the past. The invention of the washing machine turned this back-breaking job into a thing of the past. But the notion of ‘washday’ remains. Ronny Eckert Read more...

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Dyeing with fruit and rhubarb

Anyone, who has removed the seeds from a pomegranate and, in doing so, has inadvertently got some of the delicious juice on their clothes, knows that the accidental batik-like colouring is damnably intense. No wonder, then, that this fruit has something of a reputation in the world of dyeing. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Matching

Malene Kristiansen works at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, in Copenhagen and lectures in the Textiles faculty. And it is not only with her students that she is concerned with how digital printing actually works and with the effect on the end result that printing on ... Read more...

TenCate’s new hippie world

Digital printing has triggered a revolution in tent world: awnings, caravan annex tents, sun-protection systems – boring is a thing of the past. Today is hippie. TenCate Outdoor Fabrics, Dutch manufacturers of geo-plastics, has a wealth of experience with tents of all kinds. “It is a growing market”, said Business Development Manager Edwin Grobbink in ... Read more...